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Popular theatre and political utopia in France, 1870-1940 : active citizens

Author: Jessica Wardhaugh
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
Series: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first study of popular theatre in France from left to right, exploring how theatre shapes political acts, ideals, and communities in the modern world. As the French found innovative ways of imagining culture and politics in the age of the masses, popular theatre became central to the republican project of using art to create citizens, using secular spaces for the experience of civic communion. But  Read more...
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Wardhaugh, Jessica, 1976-
Popular theatre and political utopia in France, 1870-1940.
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
(OCoLC)994638790
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Wardhaugh
ISBN: 9781137598554 1137598557
OCLC Number: 1007520972
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction.- 2. Citizens of Utopia: Popular Theatre and the Republican State.- 3. Folk Art, Faith, and Nationalism: Popular Theatre in the Provinces.- 4. Beyond the Peuple Fid ele: Catholic Theatre and the Masses.- 5. Anarchist Theatre in the Belle Epoque: The Beauty of Revolt.- 6. The Art of Revolution, from Romain Rolland to Communist Agit-Prop.- 7. The Art of Counter-Revolution, from Royalist Satire to Fascist Mass Spectacle.- 8. Conclusion.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Responsibility: Jessica Wardhaugh.

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